Specialists, association suggest ways to make cocoa highest forex earner in Nigeria

♦      Breeders, farmers advocate return of modified cocoa boards COCOA Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (CFAN), breeders and administrators have challenged the government to revive cocoa production as a top foreign exchange earner with proactive interventions. The proactive interventions, they argue, include a modified coordinating board, structured investments, adoption of latest high-yielding varieties, seed […]

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Cross River automated cocoa processing factory ready for commissioning

  Cross River Cocoa Processing Factory located in Ikom is scheduled to begin a test run early next year following ninety-five percent work completions by the contracting firm A A Universal. This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Pastor Godsgift Ugbe who visited the factory. The processes are being put in place […]

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Ivory Coast cocoa farmers hope for more rain to boost mid-crop

  ABIDJAN, March 11 (Reuters) – Below average rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions last week has raised concern about the April-to-September mid-crop, farmers said on Monday. Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer, is entering the rainy season, which runs officially from mid-March to late October. Farmers in the bush said […]

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London July cocoa expiry sees 18,450 tonnes tendered

Nigeria 2,700 tonnes LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – A total of 18,450 tonnes of cocoa was tendered against the ICE July London cocoa contract, exchange data showed on Tuesday. The delivery against the July contract, which expired on Monday, was mostly made up of 11,680 tonnes of cocoa from Cameroon, 2,700 tonnes from Nigeria and […]

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